As the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pauses in the United States, Philip Bump for The Washington Post offers a quick visualization that shows 100 vaccinations per second. A red one appears if there’s a side effect. But because the side effect is rare, currently at 1 in 1.1 million, the red dot on the visualization likely never appears as you watch. The blue dots are potential lives saved if the...
Vox explains efficacy rates and why the best vaccine is the one you get now: Tags: coronavirus, vaccine, Vox
Pre-pandemic, we walked around shopping areas casually browsing, but a lot of retail didn’t make it through. For Quartz, Amanda Shendruk looks at the closures on famous shopping streets, complete with a location-appropriate vehicle to drive in and a police car that appears if you scroll too fast. Tags: Amanda Shendruk, coronavirus, Quartz, shopping, streets
Many states use color to represent levels of Covid-19 and/or county restrictions. The color scales states use vary across the country. For The New York Times, Caity Weaver details the usage and the challenges of picking meaningful scales. Tags: Caity Weaver, color, coronavirus, New York Times
For Axios, Will Chase, with illustrations by Brendan Lynch, provides the current status of known variants of the coronavirus. The tracker shows the estimated transmission rate, severity, vaccine efficacy, and prevalence. Tags: Axios, coronavirus, variant
For The New York Times, Keith Collins and Josh Holder look at the relationship between country wealth and vaccination rates. Wealthier countries made deals with drug makers earlier, which means poorer countries are not able to secure as many vaccines. Tags: coronavirus, New York Times, vaccination
As you likely know, there are coronavirus variants around the world. Reuters mapped the spread of the Kent variant, which was detected in the English county of Kent. Tags: coronavirus, Reuters, United Kingdom, variant
As a lead-in and backdrop to a timeline of the past year by The Washington Post, an animated dot density map represents Covid-19 deaths. “Every point of light is a life lost to coronavirus.” Tags: animation, coronavirus, pandemic, timeline, Washington Post
The Royal Statistical Society published ten lessons governments should takeaway from this year, which should naturally apply to standard data practice: Invest in public health data – which should be regarded as critical national infrastructure and a full review of health data should be conducted Publish evidence – all evidence considered by governments and their advisers must be published in a timely and accessible manner Be clear and open about data – government...
There was a lot of uncertainty in the beginning of the pandemic, so the forecasts varied across sources. There were also many forecasts. Youyang Gu provided on of those forecasts, and it predicted well. Ashlee Vance reporting for Bloomberg on the Covid-19 forecasting work of Youyang Gu: The novel, sophisticated twist of Gu’s model came from his use of machine learning algorithms to hone his figures. After MIT, Gu spent...